Lewis Hamilton

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I first met...
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton years ago at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday party, but racing just wasn't my thing...until now! In May, Lewis invited me to the Monaco Grand Prix, where George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, schooled me in Racing 101. I'm now officially hooked, and come October, I'll be in Austin cheering on Lewis in the United States Grand Prix. You can watch, too, on NBC—October 25 at 3 P.M. (ET)!

Sum It Up by Pat Summitt Above: With favorite daughter Kirby and Lewis in Monaco, before he burned rubber.